BABY ELLIE | NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | STAFFORD, VIRGINIA

Meet baby Ellie!  This little peanut is such a sweetheart and was a joy to photograph.  She was SUPER sleepy and gave me some adorable newborn smiles.  She has the prettiest little features and seriously gave me the worst baby fever!  We did a ton of setups and she slept through them all! I cannot wait to photograph her in a few weeks for her 6 month sitter session!  Here are my favorites.

SARAH MATERNITY | MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER | MANASSAS, VIRGINIA

I have no clue how I got so lucky this winter to have warm weathered days in January, but here was another RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous January maternity session!  The light was amazing, the temp was cool but not too cold, and this family was INCREDIBLE!!  These 3 boys were rockstar models as we celebrated mama's gorgeous bump and their last family photos before their baby sister arrived.  Sarah was glowing and we could not have found a better location.  Here are a TON of my favrotie images!!

FIN IS 11 MONTHS!!!

Happy 11 months love bug!  How is it possible that we are 11 months in on this journey of parenthood!?  It feels like Fin has been in our lives forever and yet it has only been 11 short months.  She has changed our world in the most magical way and yet each month I get a little more emotional as my baby grows up and this little human fireball has really started to emerge.  This past month Fin has perfected her walking and is really cranking up the speed.  She hasn't figured out holding mommy and daddy's hand yet but one day she will. :)   Her personality is off the charts and frankly I cannot even begin to imagine what she is going to be like when she gets more vocal.  Jeremy swears she is me in a tiny body, and well he may be right.  She is extremely determined to do what she wants and wont let anything stand in her way and I hope that is a quality that will take her far in life.  She may have my determination but my goodness does she have her daddy's curiosity and facial expressions.  Sometimes I swear they're clones of each other and it's the most adorable thing I have ever seen.  Fin is still such a happy kid and when she enters the room it is almost like she knows that she owns that room and it is hysterical.  Her personality is def big and she will melt your heart with one smile.

This month we did have our first low grade fever and our second little cold but like a true stud she continued to terrorize the dogs and never skipped a beat of playing and running all over the house.  She has her 2 top teeth working on her and one broke the gum this morning and it's going to be a little sad when that 2 tooth smile changes.  Luckily I grabbed some fantastic photos of it this past month.  We even got another great milk bath on the books and am happy to say she did amazing.  Some of our studio photos were a little dramatic but don't worry I made sure to include some of the alligator tears ;) Check out a recap of this past month below!!  Happy 11 months Fin! We love you!!

BABY GREYSON | NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | STAFFORD, VIRGINIA

Meet sweet baby Greyson!!  This little beauty was one of the sleepiest nuggets and we got a zillion setups!  She rocked her family, sibling, and solo portraits.  She had the squishiest little cheeks and was so laid back, yet gave me a some smiles too.  I loved every minute of her baby snuggles and had a really hard time narrowing down my favorites from her session.  So enjoy a ton of them :)

AMBER 9 MONTH MILK BATH | MILESTONE SESSION | STAFFORD, VIRGINIA

I absolutely adore these gorgeous gals!!  I met Madeliza almost 2 years ago when I photographed a mutual friend's birth.  Little did I know we would shortly both become pregnant just a few months apart and that I would be following along her pregnancy and mommy hood journey.  Her beautiful baby girl Amber is such a fun little girl and absolutely GORGEOUS.  She is full of personality and sass and so much fun to photograph.  We had sa great time capturing her 9 month milestone with a milk bath.  Here are a few of my favorites!

ASHLEY MATERNITY | MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER | MANASSAS, VIRGINIA

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful moments in life.  It is something so incredibly unique and special and is one of my favorite seasons of life to capture.  It becomes even more memorable when you are able to capture the pregnancy journey for someone else who has played a significant role in your own life.  I met Ashley in 2016 when Jeremy and I were starting the IVF process.  She was part of the incredible team that helped make our baby dreams come true.  She was one of the phenomenal nurses we met along the way I will never forget her upbeat and compassionate energy from day one.  She wasn't our main nurse and yet I felt like we connected instantly.  She guided us through the scary process of IVF injections and truly went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and confident through the entire IVF process.  When she contacted me shortly after Fin was born to tell me she was expecting I instantly started bawling.  I was so honored that she remembered I was a newborn photographer and that she chose me to  capture this season of her life. 

I met her and her hubby in one of my favorite locations in the middle of January.  When we were planning her session we expected a FREEZING cold day and made sure we would have a location close enough to the car in case we needed to warm her up midway through.  Well the universe smiled down on us that day because we were blessed and shocked to have 70 degree weather.  Yes you read that correctly 70 degrees in the middle of January!  I do believe I was sweating by the end of the session! HA!! We had the most incredible light and they were an absolute blast to explore the woods with.  I loved celebrating this time with them and LOVED every single photo we took.  Here are some of my favorites (yes there are a lot :) )

FIN IS 10 MONTHS!

10 months!!!  10 months!??!!  How am I already planning this kids first birthday? But happy 10 months my gorgeous girl!! This past month has had some BIG milestones!  At 9 1/2 weeks to the day Fin took her first solo steps!!  I was on the phone with Jeremy and she took 4 steps towards me.  It was one of the most exciting moments so far.  Then the next day she climbed the entire stairwell.  (Don't worry mama was right behind her).  This girl will not be slowed down!  And every day since the walking has been increasing and the crawling is decreasing.  It is absolutely surreal to have this little human toddling around but it is so much fun to watch. 

Fin is weighing in at around 20.8lbs and seems to be getting more muscles everyday lol! Her hair is also FINALLY long enough to put into a pony tail and shes looking more like a kid than ever before.  Her favorite foods include tacos, avocado, scrambled eggs, and blueberries.  She is ALL over the place and has discovered the cabinets and drawers in the kitchen and also likes to try to open the oven (lord help me).  She continues to enjoy playing in the dog's water dishes and her favorite game is to put blankets in the water then starts flinging the wet blankets all over the kitchen.  And we do this game every. single. day.  She loves her puppies more than ever and I think they have really been enjoying all of the food she now shares with them during her meals. ;)

Overall this month has been a really exciting one and Fin is definitely not a baby anymore.  As much as it breaks my heart to see her becoming a little kid it really is incredible to watch.  Her personality is truly shining and I cannot wait to see the sass that this next month brings.  Pictures are getting harder to take but thankfully the smiles are still off the charts.  Here are some of my favorite images from this month!

BABY CONCETTA | NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | STAFFORD, VIRGINIA

Meet Concetta!!  I had the pleasure of meeting this little beauty right before Christmas last year!!  She was one of the squishiest little babes and was definitely a cuddler.  Loved being able to incorporate some holiday shots and end the year with an amazing newborn session.  Here are some of my favorites!

FIN IS 9 MONTHS!!!

9 months already baby girl!  I am still in shock that you are mine and every single month you become more and more adventurous and amazing.  Always keeping us on our toes and certainly becoming the mini version of both Jeremy and I!  This month has gone by the quickest so far and I have a feeling that is only going to continue with each month.  This crazy girl is nonstop from the moment she wakes up until she goes to bed.  This month Fin has really started to get brave as she cruises the furniture at lighting speed giving me a heart attack every time she reaches a little too far on the damn coffee table!  She is balancing and standing ALL the time and when I put her down she will no longer sit but stand instead.  She is walking great when we hold her hands or when pushing her cart so maybe walking on her own is just around the corner.  Jeremy saw her take one step then put her hands down so I think the confidence is getting there.  We were brave and tried peanut butter and a few more exotic foods and she seems to really like them all.  We also swear we heard her say doggy this past week!! She weighs a little over 20lbs but will get her exact weight and height today!  She also has a second tooth that is starting to break through the gum but is certainly taking its time ;)  Her favorite toys are, oh wait who needs toys!?  Fin's favorite things include the tv remotes, coasters, packages of baby wipes, finding little pieces of paper, grabbing for her puppies, and of course trying to teeth on our cell phones.  HAH!

This month was also a big one for us as a family, as we ventured to the OBX for our first family vacay!  The drive down was a nightmare with barking dogs and a teething baby but we made it and had the most incredible time.  Fin fits right into our beachy family and absolutely LOVED it!!  She was a little apprehensive at first but by the second day she was ALL about the sand!  We took A TON of photos and even got our own family portraits done.  She didn't love her bath this time and kept trying to get out BUT we got what we needed. ;) Everything about this month was amazing!  I cannot wait to see what the next 3 months bring us!  Here are my favorite photos from the month!! Happy 9 months you wild girl we love you!!